1954, Martin Luther King Jr. became the minister of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama. Religion played a huge role in the Civil Rights Movement, it united and powered the coloured people to fight for themselves.
I shall unite my people and lead them to fight for equal rights.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott is a 13-month mass protest that was sparked by the arrest of Rosa Parks on 1 December 1955. It was arranged by MLK Jr.
This is a chance to change the unfair laws of the US government.
I was arrested for not giving my sit to a white man.
1963, MLK delivers "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington attended by 200,000 protesters, creates a powerful image, and builds momentum for civil rights legislation.
I HAVE A DREAM...
1964, only a year after the "I Have A Dream" speech MLK wins the Nobel Peace Prize. At 35 years of age, the Civil Rights activist was the youngest person ever to receive the award. This allowed him to grain world recognition and to spread the word of equal rights.